May was a month full of Funk! I don’t even know why. I was kind of just feeling off. Not totally bad, just not right! I felt boring, less creative, almost stuck in the day to day. Ya know, a funk! Like funky stuff on the bottom of your shoe, that was me. So June, I was determined to get myself out of this funk and here is what I’ve learned. I wrote up my 8 Ways to Get Yourself OUT of a Funk! So, keep this list safe for when you feel the funk.
Figure out where the funk is coming from. If you know where this off-ness is coming from, figure it out and see what you can do to change it! If that means just changing your curtains or getting out of a toxic relationship: DO IT! Sometimes the funk we are in, is completely circumstantial and sometimes- we are just letting it happen to us. Take control of your life, how you feel, and make yourself happy! The sooner you do it the better…. Now for the rest of us, who just feel the funk, these next 7 are for you!
Do something that inspires you: Sometimes you just need an “I am AWESOME” moment! That can literally be anything! What makes you feel amazing? Is it when you finally make it to the gym before your day even starts? Or maybe it’s when you get everything done! Laundry, clean room, and all your work done! Or doing something insane like jumping out of an airplane! I don’t know! If that’s not it take after someone who inspires you! Is Mother Theresa your girl? Take after her and find ways to serve others in your local community, or even just in your own home! Maybe olympians inspire you to start training to run a 5k this week or a half marathon. Whatever it may be, find something that reminds you that you ARE Awesome!
Priorities: Take a minute to make sure your priorities are in order. Focusing on the things that really matter can be a game changer! Spend your time and energy where it counts. Sometimes we get caught up in the mundane things of life that we forget what matters most deep down. That can leave you with some serious funk. Get back on track and let your choices reflect your priorities!
Get Creative: Getting creative makes you think in a whole different mindset- that in itself is fun and inspiring. Take some time to think creatively. Start a blog, write some poetry, watercolor, write a letter, start a journal, hold an instagram lunch meet up! You get to meet with some other creatives, bounce ideas off, and go take some fun pictures (Don’t forget to invite us!) Find something that gets the creative juices flowing and just go with it!
Change of Scenery: Honestly one thing that really helps me is traveling- I get to meet new people, hear their stories, see amazing things, eat great food, and honestly I don’t know how you can be in a funk when your day is fueled by creative, inspiring, and interesting things! BUT traveling is expensive!! Trust me I know! I may know how to travel for cheap, but either way it still adds up. We can’t take a flight across the world every time we have a bad day.
So, here is option B. Get OUT of the HOUSE! Go for a walk, go on your favorite hike or on a hike you’ve never been on before! Go for a drive and turn on Fergalicious as you sing your heart out! Take a day trip to a favorite place, a lake, a cabin, the beach. Swing by your best friends house or go visit your mom and tell her you love her! Anything that can change your surroundings and get you out of the mundane, is what we are shooting for here.
Which leads me to my next point. Surround yourself with people you love: The unconditional love where you don’t have to impress ANYONE! Go visit your husband at work, or swing by home for lunch today. Call your grandma or go see your nephew. Give me a call! Let’s go to lunch, or if you need a car ride buddy I’ve got a terrible singing voice, but I have some MAD car ride dance moves! There’s nothing like seeing your worth in the eyes of other people who love you unconditionally. Let that change your day around!
Laugh: Sometimes you need a good laugh! Don’t let life get too serious! Do something fun. Go out boating, or on a night out on the town! Stay at home and get a whole bucket of Laffy Taffys! I’m sure one of those corny jokes on the wrapper will make you laugh! And if it comes down to it, I’m happy to send you some pretty unflattering snaps of me with 8 chins!
Be grateful: Gratitude literally changes everything, so let it! Maybe things are feeling funky, but be grateful for the things that feel right, that help you feel like you are on the right path. I love this quote, “There is enough that doesn’t go right in life, so anyone can work themselves into a puddle of pessimism and a mess of melancholy. But I know people who, even when things don’t work out, focus on the wonders and miracles of life. These.. are the happiest people I know.” -Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Make a conscious effort to see the good in every day and recognize how lucky you really are. Your life is only as great as YOU see it. Don’t wish your life away, maybe just get a new pair of glasses.
Being in a funk is not fun! Trust me I know, we ALL know! So the sooner you can get out of it the better. Change things up! And here’s a secret: When you help someone else out of a funk, it helps you too! Help a girl out and lets end the funk together!
Bri & Britt